Mental Health Programs
At Timberlawn Behavioral Health System, we are dedicated to providing patients with a specific and individualized treatment plan to help them on their journey to living a happy and productive life. The safe environment at Timberlawn Behavioral Health System allows patients to receive the customized care they need to maximize treatment success and to move seamlessly from one level to the next.
Timberlawn Behavioral Health System offers care for adults in immediate crisis. Our program focuses on a cognitive approach and medication management to promote recovery. At Timberlawn, adults are able to join the program consistent with their unique needs choosing one of two specialized units. Upon completion of the initial assessment, patients will be treated on the unit that best addresses their current symptoms.
Timberlawn Behavioral Health System provides care for older adults in immediate psychiatric crisis, focusing on a cognitive approach and medication management to promote recovery. Upon completion of an initial assessment, senior adult patients will be treated on the unit that best addresses their current symptoms.
The focus of the adult psychiatric program is to resolve the crisis that resulted in hospitalization and to create a stable foundation that the patient can continue to develop long after discharge. Our diagnostic and treatment components include:
- Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis
- Social support
- Physical examination and laboratory data
- Medications when indicated
- Dialectical behavior therapy oriented groups
- Cognitive behavioral skills
- Daily face to face meeting with a psychiatrist
- Psychoeducational classes
- Recreational therapy groups
- Discharge planning
- Individual and family therapy, as needed
The treatment team consists of the patient, family members, the physician, the therapist/social worker, nurses, and mental health professionals. Anyone on the treatment team can address questions regarding a patient’s individualized treatment plan. The primary group therapist serves as the patient’s case manager. The therapist coordinates the individual treatment plan with the assigned physician to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. The therapist also coordinates therapy sessions and family therapy, along with coordination of discharge and outpatient appointments.
Group therapy sessions are implemented through the Dialectical Behavior Therapy orientation, which is a cognitive behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. Groups are oriented around the four Dialectical Behavior Therapy modules which include: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance skills.
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Adolescent growth and development includes physical and emotional changes that can be overwhelming to young people, especially teenagers with underlying depression, family conflicts and stress caused by trauma, abuse and even bullying.
Timberlawn is here to help. Our multidisciplinary team helps identify treatment options for adolescents age 12 – 17 to help patients receive comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health care.
To develop the most appropriate treatment plan our staff conducts, a comprehensive and thorough evaluation to identify specific needs and concerns.During the initial evaluation, our team establishes a level of care best suited for each child or teenager to help every patient reach his or her greatest potential. Working closely with the patient’s family members, our team develops an individualized, detailed plan of care that can include:
- Evidence-based treatment
- Individual and group therapy
- Medication management
- Recreational therapy: yoga, pet, aromatherapy
Our treatment is dedicated to helping patients achieve their goals, which can include:
- Develop coping skills
- Manage stress
- Improve functioning at home and school
- Identify and manage triggers
Timberlawn Behavioral Health System has a highly trained staff to provide you or your loved one with the best care needed to promote recovery and continue on the journey to living a happy and productive life.
Dr. Frank Cody
Dr. Cody has over 40 years experience in psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his Psychiatric Residency through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in psychoanalysis.
Dr. Cody joined Timberlawn’s Active Medical Staff in 2001. He specializes in treating geriatrics and trauma survivors and serves as the Medical Director of Adult Services.
Dr. Sidney Kelt
Dr. Kelt graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his Psychiatric Residency through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Dr. Kelt is board certified in general psychiatry.
Dr. Kelt joined Timberlawn’s Active Medical Staff in 2001 and he is our Associate Medical Director.
Dr. Thomas Varghese
Dr. Varghese has over 30 years experience in psychiatry. He graduated from Kottayam Medical College in India and completed his Psychiatric Residency at Terrell State Hospital through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Varghese joined Timberlawn’s Active Medical Staff in 2008, specializing in treating geriatric patients, and he is our Medical Director of Senior Care Services.
Dr. Ayodele Abraham
Dr. Ayodele Abraham graduated from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He completed his Psychiatric Residency at Albany Medical Center in New York and his Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Abraham joined the Active Medical Staff in 2013 and now serves as Medical Director.